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Cowboys’ Dak Prescott suffers ugly injury, carted off field vs Giants

Dak Prescott, Cowboys, Giants

It was a moment football fans never hope to see: Dak Prescott of the Cowboys suffered a severe injury against the Giants. His foot turned the wrong way.

Dak Prescott knew, in his reaction, that this was a significant injury. What adds to the poignancy and sadness of this moment — just one moment among many — is that earlier on Sunday, Alex Smith of the Washington Football Team returned to an NFL field for live action in a regular season game for the first time since his own ugly and severe injury, suffered multiple years ago.

Now Dak Prescott faces the possibility of a long-term interruption to his career. There was a hush inside AT&T Stadium when the injury occurred. The CBS broadcast with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo turned eerily quiet.

Commentators on NFL Network and NFL RedZone spoke in similarly hushed tones, due to the shared and universal awareness of the gravity of this moment involving Dak Prescott.

To further capture the moment’s pain and seriousness, Dak Prescott was taken to a hospital:

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